For today's CAS challenge, Jen asked us to make a Christmas card with stitching (actual or faux.) I have used a stitch runner and also a stitched heart stamp.
To make the dimensional "brick fireplace," I used my MFT Polaroid die. I cut one from dp and four from a recycled cracker box. I glued them together w/Alene's tacky glue. The "mantel" is cut from my double edged lace die (cut off top loops) and the trim hanging off the edge is cut from a lace die. My stocking dies were not w/my other Christmas dies (scary) so I stamped and fussy cut the stocking. I stamped and hand cut the tiny button for the center of the star and added a twine bow. After I adhered the "fireplace" to my card, I adhered the square "back" wall, pushing it down with my bone folder to make sure it was flat and in place. It looks COOL in real life because it is dimensional and the stocking is hanging over the opening. :) Next time I make a "fireplace," I'm going to try using this die upside down to see if it looks better with the wider pc at the top.
Registered: May 31, 2009 Location: East Tennessee enjoying the mountain views Posts: 32546
Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @ 5:35 AM
How cute and creative Gabby, WOW!! What an awesome way to create your fireplace.. I can definitely see that using the die upside down might have its benefits....Love the brick dp you used... Great job my dear....great faux stitching too....
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Registered: May 8, 2003 Location: Xenia. Ohio Posts: 6164
Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @ 6:08 AM
What a great way to create a fireplace! Love how you accented your greeting with the stitching!
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